Same As It Ever Was

From the Exactitudes website:

Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October 1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 8 years. Rotterdam’s heterogeneous, multicultural street scene remains a major source of inspiration for Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, although since 1998 they have also worked in cities abroad.

My take: cool!!!

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Divine!

In addition to starring in Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester, and Hairspray Divine also had a music career. Watch the video for Hard Magic here. The video and music and video are awful but given Divine’s career it almost seems fitting.

I also read that they are making a movie version of the musical (itself adapted from a movie) Hairspray. I’m not sure what to think of this. I know it will be awful as Hollywood can’t seem to leave well enough alone these days. Rumour has it that they may be casting John Travolta as Edna Turnblad. Jesus fucking Christ!

Dose Of Good Music

Kudos to Dose Magazine for doing a feature on indie rock from around the world. This is something that I’ve been advocating for some time so it’s nice to see that someone else gets its and hopefully it will inspire a few more people to seek out the sounds coming out of Non-Western countries.

Frankly I find it darn near criminal that indie-rock kids are ignoring bands like Sparta Locals and Supercar but are singing the praises of bands like the grating and unlistenable Fiery Furnaces and Broken Social Scene. In fairness, the first BSS album was okay but the latest suffers from “too many cooks in the kitchen” and is a mess. Besides, there’s far too much good music out there to be restricted by geography and language. Wasn’t the internet supposed to solve all that?

Funny Face

Say for instance you happen to be tied to a spinning wooden wheel while wearing a leather outfit (it could happen) – do yourself a favour and give the knives to someone else to throw as it only took me two throws to kill that poor lady. The second throw went directly through her heart. Jesus!

I really tried to win but I guess I’m, you know, retarded at games and shit. The only thing more surprising than my clumsiness was the look upon her face after the second knife. The kind of look that epitomizes, “Some asshole just stabbed me in the heart”. I guess I’ll stick to Solitaire.